Introduction: DIY Head Lamp

i already have one of these, but its starting to die, so i decided to make my own.

Step 1: Case

i needed something cylindrical and after experimenting around i decided on 3 basic criteria: 
1 again, it had to be cylindrical.
2 it had to be re-close able.
3 it had to be lying around the house somewhere.
a film canister was close but just a little bit too small, and i finally decided on an empty pill bottle.

Step 2: The Stuff

you need a case
9v battery
some wire
9v adapter thing...
old pcb or strip board. 
10k ohm resistor (i salvaged mine from another old pcb)
switch
leds

Step 3: A Clean Work Surface...

ya even i will admit its a bit of a mess...

Step 4: Circutry

its more difficult but you can use an old piece of PCB if its free of copper coating, and yes strip board does work better

Step 5: Schematic

very basic, shouldn't be too hard to follow...

Step 6: LED's

the one i showed in the parts picture i use all the time and i wasn't sure i wanted to give it up, and then i found a few old laser pointer things that had a little light on them, i saved these, the battery's where dead so my teacher was throwing them away!

Step 7: Soldering

i made my own holder thing and it works quite well, i don't always use the tweasers though

Step 8: Drill and Fit...

i used a 1/2 inch drill bit to make a hole, and then cleaned it up with  a razor blade.

Step 9: Hot Glue

before you commit to anything solder the wire leads to the battery clip,then hot glue the circuit board in

Step 10: Head Gear

for some strange reason girls like to do there hair, even more of a mystery is why they do it in the boys bathroom, granted there's a bigger mirror but still...
those little hair band thingy's make great high durability rubber bands.
apparently they all have specific names for there's sizes! i don't think i will ever understand women

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thebear1 (author)2013-09-02

nice work thanks for shareing

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